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Cartoon character: the stylist designed a Smurfette dress for Katy Perry to wear to the 2011 premiere of the movie in New York

From the sleek style of Kate Mara to the striking outfits of Nicki Minaj, stylist Johnny Wujek is responsible for some of the most recognizable looks of celebrities.

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A former male model, he started working on indie film sets in the costume department before becoming an then & # 39; unknown & # 39; Katy met Perry at a house party in Beverly Hills.

With their mutual love of quirky style and tendency to push boundaries, the couple became fast friends and Wujek created some of her best outfits.

He was further validated when Tyra Banks selected him to join her America & # 39; s Next Top Model team as a creative consultant and guest judge.

Here he gives FEMAIL some of his best fashion advice to spice up your ensembles …

Cartoon character: the stylist designed a Smurfette dress for Katy Perry to wear to the 2011 premiere of the movie in New York

Cartoon character: the stylist designed a Smurfette dress for Katy Perry to wear to the 2011 premiere of the movie in New York

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Start slowly

Although Wujek has never been someone who has avoided the more eccentric outfits, he warns that those who want to add a little liveliness to their cupboards should not immediately jump to the limit.

& # 39; I feel like you don't want to tidy up your closet and start with a bunch of new things you've never done before, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; It's about trying new pieces gradually, throwing in some color and some trends. If you are a girl who likes black, try experimenting a bit. & # 39;

The celebrity stylist suggested that as soon as you add these little stripes of colors or trendy items of clothing, people will respond positively to the change and you will feel more daring.

He added: & # 39; See what works with your body type and skin color. But I think you just add some nice prints and colors and people start responding and you get more confidence. & # 39;

Famous stylist Johnny Wujek shares his tips with Femail

Famous stylist Johnny Wujek shares his tips with Femail

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Famous stylist Johnny Wujek shares his tips with Femail

Everything goes

Fashion rule book? Tear it to pieces, says Wujek. The stylist insisted that there are no guidelines when it comes to fashion and that people should feel free to wear what they want.

He explained: & # 39; Fashion is basically everything. It is personal style, shopping. Everyone has their own style and aesthetic.

& # 39; Style has evolved into a place where everyone does what they want, no matter how they want it.

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& # 39; I am convinced that every girl should have a sexy black dress and a dope leather jacket and b ***** high heels, but there is no longer any formula, it's just a kind of & # 39; Do your & # 39;. & # 39;

Wujek added that the best of fashion is no longer a secret that is kept among the A-listers, and that every person can now be comfortable with his own style.

The costume designer continued: & # 39; I really think there are no more secrets these days. I think the cat is fair.

& # 39; Everyone knows the shape wear and this and that, so it's really case sensitive and every customer is so different. & # 39;

Super bass: Nicki Minaj in a bird of paradise-inspired outfit at the MAC launch in New York in 2010, designed by Wujek

Super bass: Nicki Minaj in a bird of paradise-inspired outfit at the MAC launch in New York in 2010, designed by Wujek

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Super bass: Nicki Minaj in a bird of paradise-inspired outfit at the MAC launch in New York in 2010, designed by Wujek

Risking

Daring to take a risk is what fashion is all about for Wujek, who has tattooed No Regrets on his arm.

The adventurous costume designer said that adding that daring item can take your ensemble from standard to excellent – but not if you play it safely.

Accessories first

But if you're having trouble deciding how to color your outfits, the Michigan-based stylist suggests using accessories in the first place.

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A bold chain piece will blow up jazz (an ensemble) or some colorful shoes, & he said.

& # 39; Shoes always give it a nice pop of color and people always look at your shoes and always give comments. & # 39;

& # 39; Add a new piece & # 39 ;, he recommended. & # 39; Even if it's just a leather jacket, but the leather jacket is in a color, or are dresses that have a color or print.

& # 39; Just something that is the opposite of what you normally do. If you are someone who plays it safely, take a risk. & # 39;

And nothing is ever too much for the stylist to be the stars.

& # 39; Never think of that, & # 39; he replied when asked if there was ever anything too bold. & # 39; Everything is possible.

& # 39; I think you should always try. I mean, look, there have been times when I made costumes that don't work.

& # 39; It's as if this isn't going to work in the end or this is too complicated for a tour, it's not going to last. But I just have the feeling that you should try and have no regrets. & # 39;

Bright light: the Roar singer was wearing a costume-lit dress at the Met Ball 2010 in New York. With the statement necklace that attracts attention, designed by Wujek

Bright light: the Roar singer was wearing a costume-lit dress at the Met Ball 2010 in New York. With the statement necklace that attracts attention, designed by Wujek

Bright light: the Roar singer was wearing a costume-lit dress at the Met Ball 2010 in New York. With the statement necklace that attracts attention, designed by Wujek

Baby blues: Bella Thorne wore a Versace dress during the MTV Movie Awards 2014 in LA, made by Wujek
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Baby blues: Bella Thorne wore a Versace dress during the MTV Movie Awards 2014 in LA, made by Wujek

Baby blues: Bella Thorne wore a Versace dress during the MTV Movie Awards 2014 in LA, made by Wujek

Baby blues: Bella Thorne wore a Versace dress during the MTV Movie Awards 2014 in LA, made by Wujek

Baby blues: Bella Thorne wore a Versace dress during the MTV Movie Awards 2014 in LA, made by Wujek

Limit the & # 39; maximalist & # 39; not just your clothes

And it's not just clothes that Wujek are & # 39; extra & # 39; Adds a touch, as he recently helped design a hotel suite to combat all arguments between minimalist and maximalist couples.

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Wujek creates the maximalist side of the half and half room and believes that the bright and vibrant style of the suite can be drawn into any home.

& # 39; Of course, you don't want to make your entire house maximistic all of a sudden, but if you're more of a watered-down style, I always say it's nice to throw in accent pieces or really cool art, & he said.

& # 39; Start slowly. Put some pillows with cool prints or texture and color, or a cool piece of art to tickle your wall … those things are a nice way to start.

& # 39; Find a very cool piece that you like, and then pull out other colors. Then add some pillows or add some small table accessories. & # 39;

While admitting that the hotel room is a drastic version of being simple and extremely together, Wujek insisted: & You could have a beautiful, minimalist artwork in a really modern, clean classic room.

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& # 39; You can add those elements and those pops and they can live harmoniously. & # 39;

Wujek is currently working with Hotels.com on a half minimalist and half maximalist hotel suite at The Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch, London (photo)

Wujek is currently working with Hotels.com on a half minimalist and half maximalist hotel suite at The Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch, London (photo)

Wujek is currently working with Hotels.com on a half minimalist and half maximalist hotel suite at The Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch, London (photo)

Johnny Wujek is currently working with Hotels.com on a half minimalist and half maximalist hotel suite at The Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch, London.

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